Hailing from Brighton, the prosperous musical city in the south of England, Blue Eyed Giants debuted in 2016 with their EP Black and Blue which contains the three diverse songs. The band recently released Restless which is the third single in their current chapter.
Restless begins with moderately gentle guitars, which is something like the calm before the storm. From the point where the vocal starts, the song is gradually built up with punchy sounds and powerful vocals, and at the same time they keep the melody sorrowful. The song is crafted superbly and a master piece in terms of melancholic and dynamic music.
You can find more about the band and everything else from this song to the gigs in the interview below.
To cerebrate the release of Restless, I asked the band if they could talk to us. Kindly Jamie (guitar) took his some time out to be interviewed by me. Get to know Blue Eyed Giants a little more!
Hello, Blue Eyed Giants! Thanks for talking to us today! Can you introduce yourself?
Hey thanks for having us! I’m Jamie, and we are Blue Eyed Giants, a four piece alternative rock band from Brighton in the UK! If you like bands like Biffy Clyro, Lower than Atlantis or Foo Fighters you might like us!
Thank you. First of all, how have you been doing during the unusual and difficult time?
We have been doing okay actually, although sadly we haven’t been able to get out and gig, which we have missed dearly. The past year has given us time to really focus on what we need to do behind the scenes. We’ve been writing a lot of new tracks, luckily been able to film multiple music videos and also build our online presence. We have tried to make the most of what we had. We are mega excited to get out playing now though!
Exciting! Can you tell us how you met and became Blue Eyed Giants?
We all met at BIMM university in Brighton, we had performance classes where we saw each other play and got to play together, which gave us a good idea at what abilities we had and what music we liked! Nick, Joe and Jack decided to jam a track called Alligator Instigator. It went well. Then they got me in to add some extra layers and melodies! It all fit together nicely, so we developed the band further.
That’s great! Why is it Blue Eyed Giants?
We were all quite big fans of Game of Thrones, though not quite as much after the last season…. And in the show, they alluded to creatures called ‘Blue Eyed Giants’, and basically we thought that might be quite a decent name for a band!
You guys weren’t wrong. Well, you just released the new single ‘Restless’ through Famined Records. How would you describe this song in your own words?
Restless takes a small step back from the riffs and takes a softer, emotionally charged approach. For the most part anyway! The song was written about a partner coping with a tragic loss of a loved one. The lyrics reflect on not being able to physically be there to comfort them due to the difficulties of a long term relationship.
Okay. The song does give you a sense of sorrow if you don’t mind saying. How do you normally go about writing your songs?
How we usually go about writing is… our vocalist and guitarist Nick will usually write the main elements to a new song, riffs. chords and rough overall structure. The idea is then sent to each of us, so we can part-write at home. It is then brought in to practice where we workshop all our ideas and build the song until we are totally happy with it!
What influences have you drawn from recently, with regards to your sound and message?
We’ve been listening to bands like Loath and Balance and Composure recently. Some of our latest tracks that we have written have been heavily influenced by their sounds and general vibe! The messages in our songs are usually influenced by personal relationships and experiences, but some of our most recent tracks explore a wider range of topics!
Do you guys listen to similar music or musicians?
We all listen to similar music such as Biffy Clyro and Arcane Roots, we love listening to some heavier bands too like Monuments and Animals is Leaders. We’re also into pop artists too like Charlie Puth. All these different artists end up being an influence in one way or another to our tracks!
Who, which bands do you dream to share a stage with?
Architects would be an absolute dream for us, they were a big influence on us through our teen years and are still a go-to band for us now!
Ahh it will be awesome! Which show is your most memorable show and also favourite show you as the band played?
Our most memorable show would possibly be the last show we played before Nick left to go live in Australia for the foreseeable future. At the time, it felt like the last gig we were going to play and almost every single one of our friends, family and other fans came along and it was the sweatiest, most emotional night. It was very intense and bittersweet, but it did have a big impact on us to see a packed out venue for us to send us and Nick off!
And you are getting back to the live scene… I hear. Any live shows already planned?
We do indeed have one or two shows planned. On the 7th of August, we are playing at the Green Door Store in Brighton with our good mates Five Kites and Insolace! We’re super excited for that one!
What should we gig goers expect from your live shows?
You can expect high energy performances, some super great dance moves from Jack, our bass player, and big riffs that will blow your ears off, we hope!!
That sounds very appealing! What will be coming from Blue Eyed Giants next?
We have one more single coming out in the next couple of months, so keep an eye out for that bad boy! And in the meantime, we are going away for a week to record our next EP which we are mega excited about, it’s going to be big!
I cannot wait! Is there anything else you would like to say?
Thanks for having us and thank you for putting up with my ramblings!
Hopefully see you at a show or two!
Thank you for your time! Looking forward to seeing you all at your show! And good luck!